A 18-year-old male asked:
do you have to be hospitalized for a verymild case of tetanus?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes you should be: It's very hard to know what 'mild' means. Even very small amounts of tetanus toxin can be very serious. Please check w your doctor or go to an er if you are concerned you may have been exposed & are not current (past 5-10 yrs) on your tetanus vaccination.
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Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Until it is clear that the case of tetanus is, "very mild" and is not. In fact, progressive a person with tetanus should be hospitalized and treated with anti-toxin, antibiotics, and placed in a quiet, dimly lit environment, usually in an intensive care setting. If the disease is not progressive the patient can then be treated on a regular unit until recovered, .
5.3k viewsReviewed Dec 08, 2019
Last updated Dec 8, 2019
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